Google full text of our books:


Dilemmas of Inclusion:
Muslims in European Politics
Rafaela M. Dancygier

Paperback | 2017 | $29.95 | £24.95 | ISBN: 9780691172606
Hardcover | 2017 | $95.00 | £79.95 | ISBN: 9780691172590
264 pp. | 6 x 9 1/4 | 24 line illus. 28 tables.
Add to Shopping Cart

eBook | ISBN: 9781400888108 |
Our eBook editions are available from these online vendors

Endorsements | Table of Contents
Chapter 1[PDF] pdf-icon

As Europe’s Muslim communities continue to grow, so does their impact on electoral politics and the potential for inclusion dilemmas. In vote-rich enclaves, Muslim views on religion, tradition, and gender roles can deviate sharply from those of the majority electorate, generating severe trade-offs for parties seeking to broaden their coalitions. Dilemmas of Inclusion explains when and why European political parties include Muslim candidates and voters, revealing that the ways in which parties recruit this new electorate can have lasting consequences.

Drawing on original evidence from thousands of electoral contests in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and Great Britain, Rafaela Dancygier sheds new light on when minority recruitment will match up with existing party positions and uphold electoral alignments and when it will undermine party brands and shake up party systems. She demonstrates that when parties are seduced by the quick delivery of ethno-religious bloc votes, they undercut their ideological coherence, fail to establish programmatic linkages with Muslim voters, and miss their opportunity to build cross-ethnic, class-based coalitions. Dancygier highlights how the politics of minority inclusion can become a testing ground for parties, showing just how far their commitments to equality and diversity will take them when push comes to electoral shove.

Providing a unified theoretical framework for understanding the causes and consequences of minority political incorporation, and especially as these pertain to European Muslim populations, Dilemmas of Inclusion advances our knowledge about how ethnic and religious diversity reshapes domestic politics in today’s democracies.

Rafaela M. Dancygier is associate professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. She is the author of Immigration and Conflict in Europe.


"Dilemmas of Inclusion brilliantly weaves a tapestry of electoral competition in Western Europe amid a rising tide of Muslim voters. Exposing the challenge of the political Left, Dancygier shows how the Left’s ideological foundations begin to crumble when they seek to attract voters who reject liberal social commitments to gender equality. Filled with stories, data, and empathy, this is a book that illuminates one of the great dilemmas of Western democratic development."--David D. Laitin, Stanford University

"Dancygier offers a compelling account of the dilemmas European parties face as they struggle to incorporate Muslim minorities that challenge their ideology. Combining rigorous empirical investigations with theoretical insight, she eloquently shows how electoral concerns dominate party strategies of inclusion, with implications for electoral coalitions and volatility and the political representation of women."--Claire L. Adida, coauthor of Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies

"What a timely, prescient book! Dancygier argues that above all, the political inclusion of Muslim candidates is a numbers game of vote maximization, with party ideology or multicultural ideals secondary. This carries unsettling consequences for women’s representation and Left parties’ platforms. A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the volatility of contemporary politics."--Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley

"This is a major work. Dancygier brings out a poignant paradox. Mobilization of Muslim voters reinforces the power of imams and the mosque in Muslim communities. The result puts political parties, particularly on the Left, in a bind. On the one side, their core constituencies are committed to a cosmopolitan, egalitarian outlook; on the other, religious leaders of Muslim communities are committed to patriarchal, restrictive values."--Paul Sniderman, Stanford University

More Endorsements

Table of Contents:

Figures and Tables ix
Acknowledgments xiii
1 Introduction 1
2 Defining and Explaining Inclusion 21
3 The Social Geography of Migration and Preferences 51
4 Ideology, Electoral Incentives, and Inclusion Outcomes across Countries 77
5 Vote-Based Inclusion and the Transformation of Party Politics 105
6 Religious Parity versus Gender Parity 141
7 Implications and Conclusion 170
Appendix A. Electoral and Population Data 191
Appendix B. Statistical Analyses and Descriptive Statistics 201
Appendix C. Party Manifesto Coding Methodology 209
Bibliography 213
Index 235

Subject Area:

Shopping Cart options:

  • For ebooks:

Our eBook editions are available
from these online vendors:

  • Amazon Kindle Store
  • Apple iBooks
  • Barnes & Noble Nook Store
  • Google Play eBook Store
  • Kobo eBook Store
  • Many of our ebooks are available through
    library electronic resources including these platforms:

  • Books at JSTOR
  • Ebrary
  • Ebook Library
  • EBSCO Ebooks
  • MyiLibrary
  • Dawsonera (UK)

    • For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

     Paperback : $29.95 ISBN: 9780691172606

    Add to shopping cart

     Hardcover : $95.00 ISBN: 9780691172590

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

    • For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

     Hardcover  £79.95 ISBN: 9780691172590

    Add to shopping cart

     Paperback  £24.95 ISBN: 9780691172606

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 9/7/2017

    Questions and comments to:
    Princeton University Press

    New Book E-mails
    New In Print
    PUP Blog
    Princeton APPS
    Sample Chapters
    Princeton Legacy Library
    Exam/Desk Copy
    Recent Awards
    Princeton Shorts
    Freshman Reading
    PUP Europe
    About Us
    Contact Us
    PUP Home

    Bookmark and Share 
    Send me emails
    about new books in:
    Political Science And International Relations
    More Choices